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. brad again here and i have been with the port team with this and various people. we have a couple of representatives from at&t here with whom city staff has been negotiating. darren in the front row and artearo smith was here and still maybe here or his jacket is anyway and i have a brief presentation to you. we have been to you in open session describing this project. it's an important transmission project designed to provide reliability of power downtown in the event of a major earthquake. is manny around to start the powerpoint presentation? >> sorry for the short delay. so i will start verbally and the slides can catch up. essentially there are a couple of transmission lines that come up from the peninsula through the po tearo power plant and connect to the embarcadero substation that provide power to downtown. at&t has proposed a new 230kv transmission line to provide redundant transmission line to the embarcadero sub station. at&t and port staff have collectively communicated with the mayor's office, the san francisco public utilities commission and the city administrato
it and significant amount of truck traffic that goes to the port's operation and is so we felt that we had come up with a design that balances that and helps create a natural pedestrianian and bicycle movement, provides a safe crossing for the rail tracks and we worked with the fire department to maximize their lazy holds to get maximize access to the public and a whof area that is fenced off that is not attractive that we are talking about removing and opening up the water to. >> okay and then the clear space, by the firehouse? >>> that is part of reconfiguration of the firehouse least, currently, the firehouse least extends halfway between illinois street and the firehouse and what we are doing is we are pulling that area and relocating it to the south along the freight rail track and then creating a new fence so that they have their parking and storage area there. >> and so it will be on the other side? right so it will not be as visible to the general public and one of the other thing that we are looking at doing and this is depend on the bulletin is on the west side of third street,
port funds our budge is 21 million for cran copark today. the estimates cost looking at construction cost and is plus an estimatemation contingency of 50% puts us at a subtotal of $33 million and are soft costs are between 30 and 33% and we have it at 33 and for a total cost of 43 and-a-half million dollar and this equates to $4.8 million in a customer, a acre which, is similar to other city front parks in the city and the other thing to note is because of the other high level conceptual of the park we have a 50% contingency because of the scion and that contingency can come down and those cost can come down but recognizing thats that's the best information that we have today and we might be look at what we might be able to phase as an initial projection of the park and what we can deliver as a first phase is outlined in yellow and so it's a multipurpose green and there is a slip way four area, the short line area, east of slip way four and then 19th street to access the park. if costs come down begin to come down as a part of getting into more detail and assessment, we think, we
orton development, inc. and the san francisco port commission. >> thank you. we have [speaker not understood] on this item. wait one second so he can switch over the microphones. >> good morning, kathleen [speaker not understood], planning and development group. and i'm here today to talk to you about what we believe is an incredibly exciting project and opportunity to bring back to life some of the oldest buildings in san francisco. quickly, these are at pier 70 located in the city at pier 70, which is south of mission bay, east of potrero hill. and then what we're talking about specifically at pier 70 is the historic court that's shown in red in the locator map. we're here to ask for today are two specific actions which help begin the process and get your concurrence that we're on the right track. we're requesting endorsement of the term sheet with orton development for the rehab of these buildings. and then the finding of fiscal feasibility so we can begin environmental review. very similar to what's done on the arena a week or two ago. so you understand the [speaker not un
luxe 125 has been approved. >> item ten a presentation and decide on the port of san francisco blue green way project >>> good answering commissioners david with planning and development and i am to take this opportunity to give the commission and the public an update on a variety of blue green way project and this is a project to complete the water trail from san francisco mission creek on the north to the county line on the south it's a project that has been led by the port but includes many region state and regional agencies currently we have seven project in the act of planning and design and two projects that have been recently completed and so this map illustrate the line of blue green way planning and design guidelines and this is a community planning guidelines to define the los angeles and use and provide community and continue youth between the water front and we initiate tattediated this in 2010 and released a address in 2011 and we are aiming to complete this in january of next rather and one of the reasons that we have not been able to complete this yet is to get a nu
. this is the looming port strike threatening to shut ports from boston, miami and beyond. florida governor rick scott telling the media a strike will be devastating to his state's economy. governor's right but it's an entire nation about to get slammed. brent is the president of miller and long construction. we import -- we pointed out somewhere around 65% of international trade hits the ports. we import cars, we import produce, we import oil and gas. explain how this will affect the prices for people watching right now of everything. >> well, it will be very significant in a lot of ways. we're talking about eleven ports, basically from boston pretty much all the way around to houston. the reason governor scott is concerned is there are four ports in florida that will be affected. this is containerized shipping. electronic goods, food stuff and things like that. it could be massive impact, especially in this -- we had retailers getting trouble getting back on track. it will affect everybody's pocketbook eventually. >> eric: tell us how it trickles down to the consumer. >> basically everything will be
.com/pricerewind. >>> as if the looming fiscal cliff wasn't enough to worry about, now 14,000 dockworkers at ports from massachusetts to texas are threatening to go on strike sunday. that could cost americans billions of dollars, because shipping costs on everything from shoes to cars would skyrocket. cnn's brian todd is at the port of baltimore. >> reporter: victor, this is a crucial port for commerce in this region. this is the seager terminal in baltimore. you see a containership to my right, the terminal on my left. over my left shoulder, 600,000 containers move through the port of baltimore every year, billions of dollars' worth of goods but that could all come to a grinding halt if the dockworkers and the shipping companies can't reach a deal. they moved everything from our cloths to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace but a lot of the goods won't be making it to our stores if longshoreman from maine to texas go on strike. that's what could happen by sunday if a deal can't be reached between the major shipping companies and a union representing nearly 15,000 longshoremen. >> the imp
've captured -- they captured of port royal bay in november 1861. all without any army support at all. but clearly that run of success was going to come to an end. the confederates have now figured out some ways to carry the war to the union forces itself. they built an ironclad, in arkansas. then came down all by itself to attack the union fleet and july of 1860 d. the confederates had gotten to commerce raiders in florida and alabama. they were being loose on the seas now. the union navy had captured galveston in october 1862 and confederates counterattacked on new year's day. so the momentum of the more it seemed to be reversed. and it took a while before it would swing back. >> craig, jim mentioned halleck's reluctance to involve himself. walk us through the development, the understanunderstan ding of the urgent need for joint domination. >> i was just going to say the broader question, there was no protocol, no understanding and very little experience in history of united states that would allow the navy and the army to work as partners on the singleton. we have to remember the o
a crippling 8-day strike at the port of los angeles and long beach. we'll look at the toll that the work stoppage has taken on the u.s. economy. bill: a questionable cartoon featuring the rich stealing from the middle class. martha: two rising stars in the republican party laid out their vision for the future last night and for their party. >> we need to carry on and keep fighting for the american idea. the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to rise. to escape from poverty. to achieve whatever your god-given talents and hard work enable you to achieve. wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. i've got
with private port security officers and anchorage, alaska in advance of the west coast port action. that document has the private port security person saying they were going with -- attending a planning meeting with the demonstrators and reporting back to the fbi. the fbi said it would put them in touch with someone from the anchorage police department, that that person should take the police department officer with them as well. these documents show the intense coordination both a private businesses, with wall street and banks, and with state police departments and local police departments around the country. >> we will take a break and then goes specifically to several of the documents you got under the freedom of information act. we are talking to mara verheyden-hilliard who is the executive director of the partnership for civil justice fund, which got the documents under the freedom of information act and has been trying to get them for the past years. we will be back in a moment. ♪ [music break] >> "i'm tired, i'm tired, i'm tired" by marva whitney. marva whitney, as we turn
situation. the puellab tribe, the port and city of tacoma and others all had a difficult dispute going on. the end result was the second largest native american land claim settlement in u.s. history. and the deal led to tremendous economic growth for the tribe, for the port, and for the surrounding communities. senator inouye, as i said, was the chairman of the select committee on indian affairs in 1980 when the puelab tribe successfully sued to assert its claim for land around its reservation, and this land included the port of tacoma, many parts of downtown tacoma, the towns of fife and puelab. and because of his strong commitment to native american rights, the puelab trusted senator inouye to serve as an intermediary between the parties involved in the negotiations and to try to resolve this dispute. he made around a dozen trips to washington state at key moments of this negotiations. if you can imagine a senator who has to represent his state, be a leader on the appropriations committee, would spend so much time on one particular dispute. during one session at a tacoma hotel, senator
federation has given to this situation if workers strike at 14 of the country's ports all along the east coast, the gulf coast, from maine to texas. what's happening here is members of the international long shoreman's union, they're at an impasse with management over wages, as well as container royalties. these are royalties, fees paid to dock workers based on the wait of cargo that's unloaded. they were created five decades ago as an alternative to paying higher wages. you can think of it as bonuses for longshoremen. but here's the thing. cargo canes say the bonuses are sxweezing their profits and limiting their ability to compete. the deadline for this situation is friday at midnight. dock workers, they they've got some big leverage here. the clear thing is, we need our ports running. it could have a huge and negative ripple effect on the economy. the strike could stop truckers and railroads right in their tracks. it can cause delays at factories and keep goods off store shelves. we got a taste of what this could be like. there was an eight-day strike in los angeles earlier this year
are threatening to whack off the job on sunday. a walk-off could shut ports down from boston to houston. they move more than 1,400 million tons a year. >>> seaworld is known for its water shows and killer whales. iter and $80 million during the first nine months of this year. seaworld's other properties include two busch garden parks and sesame place in pennsylvania. duarte? erica ferrar. >>> thanks erica. straight ahead, your weather and in sports dwyane wade gets hit where it counts, in the wallet. this ill-advised attack on this player. >>> here's a look at today's ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, mostly sunny, 39 degrees. miami, mostly sunny, 77. chaurks occasional snow, 34 degrees. dallas, showers, 47. las angeles, mostly sunny, 63 degrees. >>> time now for a check of the national forecast. heavy w
barbarity. port emigrated, no active in human cruelty perpetrated by her most as performers can xl the work of this to the committed by her sultry. this is running an american paper. finally, the fourth reason and perhaps the most important reason why the anti-war movement spread and becomes a major force america is basically racism. a lot of americans felt like it would bautista corrupt american men had but degrading the united states all together by watering down what americans believed to be there in the sex and blood through the incorporation of mexicans. south carolina's greatest orator and intellectual, john c. calhoun, who was a firm believer in the importance in need of slavery was a very active opponent of the war with mexico busy that the mexicans did not belong in the united states. he said to my protest against the incorporation of such people ours is the government of the white man. a lot of americans felt like mexican land might be desirable, but having to take mexican people with the post a problem. it was the intellectual ministers making these critiques one of the contribut
get to your calls. this is the lead story in the "l.a. times" class morning. port strike part of a bigger fight. the eight-day strike that crippled one of the world's busiest ports reflected a clash that is playing out across the global shipping industry as ports and their unionized work forces gird for an era of briskly expanding foreign trade. the strike that shut down the ports of los angeles and long beach paralleled the generational skirmishes that have ripped through factory shops. cargo companies and ports want to cut costs and automate operations to compete with aggressive rivals in canada and south america. that is pitting them against unions, which are struggling to reserve high-paying jobs for the middle-class members. it was resolved late tuesday, according to this article. here is the front page of the press." feet frefree state says detroit out of time to fix its fiscal mess. falling revenues and rising expenses. the state of michigan delivered an abrupt ultimatum to the city wednesday. move quickly toward reform, or an emergency financial manager will be reporte
? and could you comment on where the commercial space ports of the future will be located? >> well, for suborbital manned spaceflight, they can use any airport with a 12,000 foot runway. branson is considering doing it in an isolated place in new mexico. i tried to talk him into doing it in a place where there is an ocean and something worth looking. at any rate, his plan to put spaceports in five or six different countries, he wants to do one or you can let people see the northern lights during your space flight. so he has some really neat ideas about where it could be done. when you look at where funds are available for a space port, there is one planned in dubai. there is not one affordable enough to fly into orbit, so i suggest that we had better solve that problem and then think about what a space port would look like. >> your thoughts on using model aviation as a funnel for youth to get into aircraft engineering, because your friends at the faa are trying to lump us then with the uab program. >> not just the faa. they are now in the air force debating how do you give an air m
issues as they relate particularly to our ports, because she is known for her work with the port of long beach and i have ports in my district as well. and will be missed on the women's softball team. we are friends here. we are colleagues here. we bring our human qualities. and we bring our leadership skills. and the california delegation makes me proud every day and in the next congress, it will be the memories and the service that has been given to us from these colleagues of ours. and that's why i thank you, mr. miller, for setting aside this hour for us to share our thoughts. >> i saw that andrew and hunter are here. the stark kids. i would like to yield to congresswoman barbara lee. ms. lee: thank you very much. and i want to thank you, congressman miller, for organizing this special order tonight. first to congressman pete stark, who is our departing dean of the california delegation, congressman stark represents a district right next door to my district in the east bay of california, northern california. i just have to say, i have known congressman stark since i was the president
-called container royalty fee. without the agreement a strike would have shut down ports from maine all the way to texas for the first time in 35 years. we still have the fiscal cliff to deal with. stocks falling for a fifth straight day. that is the longest slump since september. direct tv customers are in for some higher bills. about 4.5% higher. the company is putting the blame on tv channel owners saying those channels are increasing the fees that they charge direct tv for the rights to broadcast programming. the new prices will take effect on february 7th. american airlines and usair rays were looking at plans to merge. the merger may not happen. that is unless pilot groups from both carriers can agree on interim contract terms. pilots are concerned about seniority if and when those airlines merge as they determine compensation, work schedules the type of aircraft flown. if there were to join forces and would become the world's largest airline based on passenger traffic. next expert tips on avoiding car collisions. and just ahead what you may find in the produce aisle that could curb th
gift marketplace at wal-mart in port covington. this is from last year's event when more than 200 underserved youth are expected to attend today's event. there's an opportunity to shop for gifts for not only themselves but their family members, too. and in this inspires -- if this inspires you to do something good bright ann child's holiday. participate in the kendertime toy drive. we are proud to be partners -- kindertime toy drive. we are proud to be partners with this. your donations will go to area children. drop them off at many placesincluding wall marts and if you want to see a list of the location go to abc to news.com/-- abc2news.com/toy drive. >>> you dream of a white christmas? temperatures are expected to drop but you probably won't see snow when you wake up christmas morning. according to the weather service report, records show that we have seen snowfall on christmas just 12 times in baltimore. lynette echoes that i checked with her and she said that's absolutely true. so don't get too excited about a white christmas. >> we talked about that during the break and lyne
of the ports and knowing that deepening needs to be there, he's shown courage when he helped us in the fight against national labor relations board and the unions that tried to take boeing down. he has shown it with his fiscal representation and the fact that he knows the value of a dollar. of he understands what every family and small business goes through, and he has stayed consistent to that. it also shows for the fact that this man loves south carolina. and he is very aware that what he does and every vote he makes affects south carolina and affects our country. and so it was with that that i knew that he was the right person. i have no doubt that he will fly through 2014. i am strongly convinced that i and the entire state will be, the entire state understands that this is the right u.s. senator for our state and for our country. what i will also tell you, and it is very important to me as a minority female that congressman scott earned this seat. he earned in this seat for the person that he is. he earned this seat for the results he has shown. he earned this seat for what i know he's
con. he called it -- lincoln. he called it land improvements. he meant ports and railroads at the time. public infrastructure is always the public's responsibility. so the question is never whether or not you're going to do it, you have to do it. the question is when does it make most sense? i would submit to you that it makes most sense today. why? because money is as cheap as it's ever going to be. every municipal government throughout this country borrows money by issuing debt bonds to underwrite the cost of building new frals. we -- infrastructure. we could be borrowing money today for about 1%. labor is cheap, equipment is cheap, because both are idling. and we clearly need the infrastructure investment. final thought on this? transportation for america, a not-for-profit organization, identifies 69,000 structurally deficient bridges in this nation. there's over 2,000 structurally deficient bridges in my state of new york. and in western new york we have 99 structurally deficient bridges. every second of every day seven cars drive on a bridge that is structurally deficient. we saw
much less from and in addition we should secure the port of two pico. if you look at this not which i've turned on its site to show the importance of the gulf of mexico, you see various that demonstrate what people wanted to take. we see if i can get this going here. so this is the initial line exit offered in negotiations. if you look here, this is the polk was hoping to take in january. so what that would've brought us an additional one third of the country of mexico into the united states than what ended up happening. unfortunately on february 19, the treaty of water that they had although. pope decides he has to accept the treaty because there's no other congressional support for the war. he thinks long and hard and right going to have to accept this treaty even though i don't like it and this was that i won't because the pop abilities congress would not grant either men or money to persecute the war and then at least new mexico and outside, california. just to conclude you're committed the antiwar movement achieve his goals? certainly not. henry clay wanted the united states out
. what should they be doing. >> very simple. more sea, less ports. i'm a big fan of the time you spend at sea. i think there's nothing less desirable than being in port with a straw hat trapped on a bus going to a location. >> where everybody's sent. >> you don't have to always be herded on and off the ship. >> how about travelers? what's your gift for them? >> no more entitlement issues. you're not entitled to anything other than to be nice. you know what? by the time you get to that counter or gate the person who works for that airport or airline have been abused by their own company before you got there. why not be nice. once you're nice they marry you. >> it takes no energy. >> and do what my mother always told me, write your thank-you letters. >> peter greenberg going out on a limb. thank you very much. >>> two weeks ago we reported on a case of jon hammar, a marine veteran who was locked up in mexico for four months. he's on his way home for christmas. as jim axelrod reports the return trip has not been easy. >> reporter: when he crossed over the border into
aircraft. the order is worth more than 1.4 billion dollars. and thousands of workers at 15 east coast ports are still threatening to strike if new deal on wages and container royalties is not reached. the white house says it is monitoring the situation and urges both parties to reach a deal quickly. and that is today's speed read. shibani: that's how it's done. david: that's how it's done. shibani: we are just four days away before the fiscal cliff deadline, and as many investors scramble to adjust their portfolios, we've got a money manager who says he's got three plays that could yield you 20% no matter what the fiscal cliff resolution ends up being. joining us now is randy warren, warren financial services cio. thanks for joining us. >> nice to be here. thank you. shibani: so right off the top, i would love to know, why is it that etfs you feel can be a little bit more resistant to the waves coming in, the shockwaves coming out of d.c.? >> i think you go for some sectors that aren't necessarily in the crosshairs of what's going on in the house and in the senate right now. so i'm looking
. the threatened walk out could have idled ports. a made itemmer is cautionly optimistic. > >>> eight united states sailors are suing japan's electronic power company. they say that the company lied about radiation dangers after last year's quake and tsunami. they were delivering aid from the regan after the disaster. they stay they were sickened by radiation from the nuclear plant and now suffer from cancer and other physical problems. >> i just want to get it out. i'm not after this for any financial compensation, i just want the truth to be told. we were lied to. people's lives weren't robust ono the ship. >> the sailors say the government knew how dangerous the situation was and never warned them act risks. they are seek ten million dollars in damages and 30 million in punitive damages for each of the plaintiffs. >> the population is set to hit 315 million by new year's day. that is an increase of less than 1% since april of 2010 which was the last time a population snap shot was taken. that growth is at a slower pace than projected. the bureau sites low births and immigration rates as possi
, what advice do you have [indiscernible] that in five -- that provide insurance to the port. we are looking for alternatives for the future. >> government has grown too big, promised to much, but it is not too late. the charitable sector will be more important, and individuals take more to us responsibility for their future. charities need to have that reality and figure out what they can do to improve their role and retain some level of support for charitable contributions. >> the problem is not what we promised the poor. the problem is what we promised the middle-class. our expenditures are squeezing the life out of the rest of the government. i think advocacy groups for the poor should be among the strongest proponents of fixing these major entitlement programs, medicare and social security. we can do that without impacting the poor hardly at all. >> i think we have a myriad of anti-poverty spending programs in this country. they are duplicative. they do not all have good outcomes. as groups think about these issues, it is important to focus on outcomes, streamlining programs
bank. your money needs an ally. ♪ >>> talks to end a seven-day strike at the port of los angeles in long beach, california, intensifying this weekend with no resolution. jane wells is live at the port of los angeles with the very latest. jane? >> reporter: hey melissa. negotiations are expecteded to start up again this morning but that's not stopping the strike. you have 800 clerical workers that walked out after not having a contract for over two years. it's the longshoremen honor the picket line that has brought everything to a standstill. the national retail federation is asking the president to interve intervene. the work stoppage is increasing shipping costs a billion a delay. each day of the strike affects 0.1 of 1% of far east north american shipping volume. an east port strike is also looming if an agreement is not reached by december 29th. cargo airlines, china, korean air and the union is striking to make sure that jobs performed by union workers stay union jobs after these workers retire. management says they don't want to do that. they call it featherbedding and claim
. the first shot report we were saying 3:29 p.m. local time in port land. now they are saying the first call was at 3:20 p.m. that time of the afternoon, moms and kids at the santa store, the foot court full of people. christmas shopping going on intrps to macy's there. the food court and this camera shop and in come ins this man clad in camo mask on his face carrying this weapon and just begins shooting apparently in the early going at random. walked by a game shot and shot there according to their witnesses walked around by this macy's and shot there according to witnesses. all the while running and screaming. you heard reports from mall employees and mall managers saying that some stores were closing their gates. others didn't know what to do. jewelry store employees according to a report you heard somebody was going on. news conference now being reported widely. that the suspect has been neutralized the suspect may be dead and in fact he may be one of the two people dead inside that mall or confirmed dead. we have multiple reports now of shooting others trying to get out of this scene yo
passed the point rate cut of come back to port. he does another halfway tour of the world and to stop said he. who wouldn't. so that is interesting, and admire him and i recommend his accounts. a really wonderful writer. again, i kind of dawning consciousness of human relationships the planet that is quite interesting. thank you so much. [applause] >> book tv is on facebook. like us to interact with guests and viewers. watch videos and get up-to-date information on events. facebook.com/booktv. >> brigham young pioneer profit is the name of the book. george mason university professor john turner is the author of. we are here on location at george mason university. professor, who was byrd and young? >> must simply he was the second president of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, successor to justice met. also the first governor of the utah territory and the man who led the mormons across the country of the mountains to their new home in the west. >> out did he become more well known today than joseph smith? >> a little longer. he led the church for over 30 years. he settle
. in california, you have a large population centers. you also have one of the largest and most important ports in the long beach area. there is another program specifically designed to enhance port security. and a lot of that money goes to that port. host:host: $98,000 was spent on an underwater robot in columbus, ohio. is it harder for urban areas outside of metropolitan areas to justify the grants and find ways to use them? are there hurdles in getting money or not? guest: generally speaking, it tends to go to the larger jurisdictions, because as you would imagine, those are the ones at the greatest risk and potential targets for terrorists. most of the money would go to places like new york, chicago, miami, los angeles, dallas, places like that. however, over the years, some smaller areas have been able to receive some money. columbus is an illustrative case of that. host: barbara on the independent line. caller: there have been security breaches at nuclear plants. people coming in that were not employees. what kind of funds are going to be provided for states with nuclear plants against te
. you also have one of the largest and most important ports in the long beach area. there is another program specifically designed to enhance port security. host: $98,000 was spent on an underwater robot in columbus, ohio. is it harder for urban areas outside of metropolitan areas to justify the grants and find ways to use them? are there hurdles in getting money or not? guest: generally speaking, it tends to go to the larger jurisdictions, because as you would imagine, those are the ones at the greatest risk and potential targets for terrorists. most of the money would go to places like new york, chicago, miami, los angeles, dallas, places like that. however, over the years, some smaller areas have been able to receive some money. columbus is an illustrative case of that. host: barbara on the independent line. caller: there have been security breaches at nuclear plants. people coming in that were not employees. what kind of funds are going to be provided for states with nuclear plants against terrorism attacks? guest: that is one of the key focuses of dhs grants, as you correctly po
. that have helped rebuild our roads, bridges, ports, locks, dams, levee, high speed rail, light rail, and bus systems. those have made a real difference in people's lives. and also the reason i got on the transportation committee in the first place. we had two of the most deadly roads in america in jefferson county, missouri. we got special funding for those to help rebuild those roads to not only help their economy, but to save lives. and also for firefighters recently were able to obtain a federal grant for special patrol boats, rescue boats on the mississippi river that will serve the region for years to come. so these kind of investments are important and i want to urge this new congress that will be taking over in just a few days to pass a major transportation bill. it's one of the best investments we can make in this country. to continue to grow this economy. and we see after growing out of this great recession of the last few years the recovery act passed. auto industry saved. major wall street reforms passed . health care reforms passed and stem cell research measures adopted in unpre
their opposition to morsi's move to greatly expand his personal powers. and in the port city of alexandria, the president supporters taking to the streets for a rally organized by the muslim brotherhood, clashing with opponents there. steve harrigan is streaming live from cairo. what's the latest? >> both sides really trying to get their supporters out on the streets to show the level of public support, both pro and anti-morsi groups have. the anti-morsi protesters really come up short today, 25,000 at their peak behind me in that rear square. two miles away, perrot-government protesters numbering about 200,000, just here in cairo alone. but also in other cities in egypt as well. many of these egyptians from the rural areas bussed in, many carrying korans as well, shouting god is the law. so a real strong show of force for morsi supporters. morsi is also announced this constitution that will go to a he referendum. this draft constitution he pushed through in one night will be voted on in two weeks, on december 15. morsi vowed once that constitution is in place, the extreme powers he gave h
, president obama porting the people who supported him, but it very bad economics. in illinois, you ran the tape of the pension python. that python is $233 billion in the state of illinois. those that don't have the money. what they should be doing is addressing the pension problem. they are not doing so. beneath the surface, the desire for help from someone else. megyn: think about how this makes the people of detroit deal. there are probably some that agree with joann watson. but others are probably thinking, you fix it. we put you in the city council. why is that the federal taxpayers problems come in and fix it for you. isn't that what we elected you to do? >> is this not a bailout mentality, which we have in america today? after all, we always go back to the wall street bailout. bailing out the rich guys, why can't you bail us out now? we are in dire straits. megyn: that is a compelling argument. but the wall street fat cats that took huge risks that they knew they couldn't sustain -- they got the bailout. >> that bailout was paid back with the proper to the central government. meg
down 14 ports from texas to massachusetts for the first time in 35 years. it would affect tens of billions of dollars worth of merchandise bringing east coast imports to a halt. >>> the the "wall street journal" says home prices have hit a milestone, on track for their first year-to-year gain since 2006. the strongest performance since the housing bust. home prices rose 4.3% in october compared to a year ago but they were down in new york city and chicago. they're up nearly 7% overall this year. >> maybe a buying opportunity in new york city and chicago. >>> britain's "guardian" reports syria's military police chief defected from the army and declared his support for the rebels. he was shown making a statement on arab tv saying he's joining the people's revolution. he also claimed syria's army has committed massacres against the unarmed population. >>> also "the independent" the comet of the century is due to pass earth next year it could be the brightest comet seen in generations, even brighter than the full moon. >> even >>> all right. and we got police ha
. >> very simple. more sea, less ports. i'm a big fan of the time you spend at sea. i think there's nothing less desirable being in a straw hat trapped on a bus going to a kilo indication. >> where everybody's sent. >> you don't have to always be herded on and off the ship. >> how about travelers? >> no more entitlement issues. you're not entitled to anything other than to be nice. the person who works for that airport or airline, they've been abused by their own company. you know what? once you're nice, they mary you. >> it takes no energy. >> and do what my mother always told me, write your thank-you letters. >> peter greenberg going out on a limb. thank you very much. >>> two weeks ago we reported on a case of jon hammar, a marine veteran who was locked up in mexico for four mochlts he's on his way home for christmas. the return trip has not been easy. >> reporter: when he cross over the border into the u.s. friday night it seemed like jon hamm hammar's four-month ordeal was over. hammar had been in a mexican jail in august for bringing a shotgun across the border for a surfing vacation
as the interest of key countries like you just mentioned, russia, the only port they have outside of russian territory in syria. or after the sanctions on iran, syria became the major importer for weapons from russia. veryimportant issue for russia, as well as iran sending fighters to fight along the lines of the regime. as well as china with the issue of human rights. as long as the international community does not address the interests of the importance stakeholders, that is not really going to help. what is your take on that? >> i think they have very short form policy. i have been in moscow and we met with the russian minister of foreign affairs. syria and russia have a relationship. we need to keep such a relationship, but with such short policies by defending the assad regime, you of making such a relationship very difficult. i think the syrians see russia the same as they see the assad regime. when you see your brother and sister being killed every day -- i have been in syria and i have lots of examples. when the syrian people solve all of this happen for them, of course, they will ch
workers at 15 major u.s. ports and port owners agreeing to extend an expired contract for 30 days. the main issue is container royalties. the heavier the container the more dock workers get paid. owners want to cap payments. a strike would have meant higher prices on many goods like clothing, auto goods and electronic products because they would have been in short supply. emma lou harris could be in trouble with the law. tmz reports that harris is accused of hitting another car on a highway then driving off. the l.a. county d.a. is deciding whether harris will face any charges. in one was hurt. a rep for the singer says it was so minor harris didn't even know she hit the other car. and those are your headlines. >> thank you, juliet. let's talk about this story because this is outrageous. >> dave: unbelievable. >> juliet: sick. >> clayton: here is what vladimir putin did in response to the united states trying to put pressure on russia for human rights violations. vladimir putin the president decides we are going to fire back a strike to the united states because so many russian ki
50% of the population of new york, the first port of call for the majority of immigrants, was foreign-born. but attitudes were changing. toward the end of the 19th sentry, just 1.6% of immigrants were asian. but apparently that was enough to push congress to pass the chinese exclusion act in 1882 restricting immigration from china for ten years. as public opinion turned against certain kinds of immigrants in the early 20th century, more legislative restrictions began to take hold. in 1924, the johnson-reid immigration act created a quota system. it puts caps on the number of immigrants that could come to the u.s. from a particular country. the act also included a provision that made certain immigrants ineligible for citizenship based on race or nationality. by the middle of the 20th septemberry, the face of immigration to the united states had begun to change. by the end of the 1970s, a third of the foreign-born population of the country hailed from latin america. today that trend has continued. in the last census, more than half of the foreign born population is from latin america. o
-speed rail would not happen without federal government to port including legislation by congress to authorize the program. the united states will maintain our position of economic leadership we have to invest in the best infrastructure in the world. that will not be true if we do not invest in high-speed rail. we cannot wait until heavyset cutely congested. airports cannot stand anymore to start thinking another long-distance transportation options. we did catch up to germany, france and japan. just heard this morning cioppino celebrating the 50th anniversary of their bullet train. we cannot allow china to surpass us in our next generation of infrastructure. tourists across the world will visit our high-speed rail to marvel at our civic engineering and technological prowess. this is not just at a transportation company changing the revitalization along the cities along the route. in conclusion, it is clear support the high-speed rail california. the federal program will help make it possible. what we need now is fishing. but we need now is leadership. what we need now is believed that the peo
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